Welcome to Christine’s Blog


Thank you for stopping by. Your visit means a lot to me. You are all people as a bright as the moon…and your hearts shine with the light of a million heavenly stars.

Here you’ll find chapters of books, write ups of featured friends, photo galleries, and a little bit of everything else that makes me smile.


If you’re  curious to read further, click the About Me on the black bar under the  ocean sunset, for more about me, and the blog name, Before Sundown. There’s mention of a whimsical fairyland and magical fairy dust that might make you smile.

About the Sunset Gallery on this page.  I’ve borrowed  some beautiful sunsets already. I’d love to have more, especially from worldly followers living in thirty-six  countries highlighted on the stats map.

If you’d like  me to showcase your personal favorite sunset in the gallery, leave a comment at the bottom of this Welcome Page.

Enjoy the Journey!



76 Responses to Welcome to Christine’s Blog

  1. I am honoured that you have recently subscribed to Learning from Dogs. Thank you very much.


  2. Thank you for your “likes”. I don’t spend as much time as I’d like reading other blogs, but yours caught my eye. Love your photography.

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  3. Beautiful imagery – I am intrigued to see more <3


  4. Jodi says:

    thanks for sharing some of my photos Christine! :)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hi Christine, I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog award :)
    It’s in this post:
    Lovely! You’ll See… http://buff.ly/1vz5sGR


  6. Angie K says:

    Hi, thanks for stopping by on my blog. I like yours, so may as well follow it. I hope you’ll follow mine back, always good to expand our small supporting community!


  7. gpcox says:

    Pleased to meet you.


  8. I love these sunset shots…they give me a sense of peace.


  9. Hello Christine! Thank you so very much for visiting my site and for your follow… that is so gracious and kind! I am always amazed anybody bothers to read my ramblings, so of course i take none of this for granted! And can I say for the record, that YOU ARE MY HERO! I love and admire nurses and the profession in general… I realize you are now retired and all, but I so wish I would have made the decision to go into nursing as my grandmother had done (she was an LPN). Somewhat late in life, I trained to do medical transcription (before voice recognitiion started – what a joke that is!) and realized quite late I had missed my calling. It felt as natural as a well fitting shoe. And with transcription, I also had my love of words satisfied… still, I would have loved to have been a theatre nurse. I look forward to learning more about you – and to seeing more “before sundown” photos as well! My site is littered with them. Also sunrises. And quite a few sunny moments in between… Life is for living, Christine! How lovely to meet you out here… Mother Hen


    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! Your story sadden me that you missed your calling. Just by reading your posts and getting to know you, you would have been a wonderful nurse. Not only for the practical aspect but for the emotional as well, with a much needed gift of humor! I always look forward to your posts! MotherHenDiaries is a catchy title. I’m going to look for your sunset photos and grab a few for my gallery. Of course your name will be on them! Sunsets Rock! Glad I met you too!


  10. 4utu says:

    Thank you so much for connecting with me! I can tell we will be great friends :)


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  11. Nice to meet you… You have an amazing blog especially those sunset photos. Love them :)


  12. 4utu says:

    Muchos besos y abrazos CE, lots of hugs and kisses and thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. DanayeElise says:

    Nice blog! You have lovely pictures. Very beautiful. :)


  14. asealskhaki says:

    Hi! I hope you don’t mind, but I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Visit my blog for information on how to accept, and, congrats :)


  15. gpcox says:

    Christine, I forgot to give you this link for the the yearbook of the original 1943 graduating paratroopers of the 11th A/B Division. It may take some doing – but I’m sure you’ll find your uncle’s pictures. (hope I do this link correctly – I’m not the best at it)


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  16. EatLovePack says:

    Hi Christine, lovely pictures and a really nice, enjoyable blog! I am new to this so do drop by http://www.eatlovepack.wordpress.com Cheers :)

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    • Fareena, nice that you visited my blog site. I’ll drop by and visit yours. Blogging is fun, but it takes a while to get established in the community. I look forward to reading some of your writing. Thank you for leaving a comment. So glad you enjoyed the welcome sunsets.

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  17. Hello Christine, I’ve nominated you for the Liebsters award, since I enjoy reading it so very much.
    You can check it out at http://itshardii.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/leibster-award-1/


    • Hardi Goradia, I’m honored that you nominated me for the Liebster Award! I’ve been following your blog for some time now, and I’m impressed with you writing and your goal to be a solicitor. Your blog tagline says it all, ” If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.” – Abraham Lincoln. And you’re half-way done! I thought long and hard about this Liebster Award, especially since I’ve declared my site award-free after receiving three blog awards in succession. But, because you are a special blogger friend, I’ll accept it! Thank you so much!

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  18. Semra Polat says:

    These sunset pictures are amazing and i love this pictures !!


  19. It’s beautiful Semra! Thank you so much for sending your Istanbul sunset! I’m putting it in the gallery too for everyone to enjoy!


  20. Simply stunning, Christine. Keep doing what you’re doing.



  21. I got that you’ve showcased your favorites of others’. I meant keep up the work of (building) what is beautiful on your blog in all the ways you do.


    • Thanks again Diana for your comment. I’m enjoying showcasing other bloggers sunsets in photos, and their accomplishments in posts. Do you have a favorite sunset you’d like me to showcase in the Welcome Page gallery? Seems this is getting popular. I also visit bloggers sites and borrow sunsets when I see them. Always credit the blogger for their work.


  22. Wow! Wow!!! Love it. I’ve got some gorgeous sunrise in South India pix. We have to exchange, somehow. You were right, bathing in this beauty did change my wavelength. Also I have been doing a lot of crying and remembering things my father and I did together, which of course I will have to blog about, and that was therapeutic although heartwrenching. I have to get back to writing my bookings, seriously. This emotional energy can be put to use, I hope…think I’ll go back and gaze into your sunsets for a while now…..

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    • Laura, thanks for visiting the sunsets, and for your comments! So glad you’re going to gaze more. It’s good that you’re going to blog about your father and remember the happy times. It surprised me when I put more of my Dad in Chapter 4 – It Was the Times of the book Happily Ever After. He wasn’t that present in my life, so I’ve put him there! It made me feel better. If you find any sunset pics from South India, I can copy them from your blog site. Just let me know. For me…sunsets cue me to…remember what made me smile… before sundown. It’s comforting. Enjoy your time abroad…find some amazing sunsets there.


  23. Love these sunsets! What a good idea!

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  24. sheldonk2014 says:

    Thank you for visiting me. Your photos are breathe taking. Hope to get back soon. Keep the hot water on I like peppermint tea

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  25. ninamishkin says:

    Thanks so much, Christine, for stopping by and deciding to follow! Especially as you seem to be a very busy lady. Keep it up; a visit to your blog is energizing! :)


  26. Ralph says:

    Thank you for adding my photo to your sunset collection. It slots in nicely, doesn’t it ? :D :D


  27. Thank you for visiting my blog. Really enjoyed visiting yours! 😊


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